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Land Surveyors Rendezvous: March 17, Public Welcome, on the Boston Common

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Land Surveyors Rendezvous

A Public Event

March 17, 2013

Parkman Bandstand on the Boston, Common, Boston, MA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


This is a free event for the public. 


Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE)
Land Surveyors Rendezvous to Be Held March 17 on the Boston Common


On March 17, 2013, the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE) will host the Land Surveyors Rendezvous on the Boston Common, showcasing current land surveying technology along with historic instruments and methods.  This free public event will feature land surveying and measurement games, surveying technology demonstrations and more. The event will held on and near the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common from 10 AM until 4 PM.


What:    MALSCE 2013 Land Surveyors Rendezvous

When:   Sunday, March 17, 2013, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 
Where:  Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common, Boston, MA


Professional Land Surveyors will be present, with their equipment, both old and new, to demonstrate the use of their instruments and discuss the profession with interested members of the public.


Learn the use of a compass, how to measure approximate distances by pacing, and close a traverse.  Professional Land Surveyors will help you with learning exercises and measurement games.


  • Pace the distance and find out who’s closest.
  • Guess the angle, use a compass.
  • Combine the two and “run” a small three legged traverse; and learn why surveyors do this exercise.

All activities are free and the public is welcome to attend and participate.   This is an opportunity for the public to find out more about land surveyors and the Land Surveying Profession!


There is no rain date available.  In case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled. Cancellation would be announced on this web page.

For more than 50 years, the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE), a professional society, has worked to enhance the overall status of the land surveying and civil engineering professions. MALSCE provides continuing education programs, advocates on public policy issues, encourages students to enter the professions, and is instrumental in the continuing development and maintenance of the state’s technical standards for surveys and maps, and much more.



Media Contacts:
Abbie Goodman, MALSCE External Affairs

617-227-5551, x 112

Web:  www.malsce.org
Twitter:  http://twitter.com/TEC_Tweets


Dawn Sternlieb, Outermost Land Survey, Inc
3904 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631


MALSCE Members able to volunteer that date:  Register for more information about the event:   







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